Natural Flood Management; have your say

Until 15 January 2020, iCASP will be carrying out a survey to better understand people’s views on measures to avoid flooding, in particular, Natural Flood Management (NFM).

We invite anybody who is interested or involved in NFM to take part and share your views. We want to hear about, and better understand, how you feel about NFM. You may have been a volunteer installing NFM interventions, or own land where NFM measures have been installed, you may have walked past some when out and about, or you may not have encountered them at all – whatever your experience, we would like to hear what you think about them.

Examples of different NFM interventions Image credits (L-R): Richard Grayson, Richard Grayson, Jenny Armstrong, Mark Trigg, Susan Ballard

Over the last few years there have been a wide range of NFM measures implemented across the UK. Here in Yorkshire we have several pilot schemes being trialled and monitored to build up our understanding of the processes, benefits and considerations when installing these kinds of flood measures.

Understanding how people perceive NFM, their levels of knowledge of different interventions and their views on NFM allows us to ensure this is considered when designing future schemes so that they are more acceptable and the benefits are more clearly articulated.

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and your answers will be stored completely anonymously in line with GDPR requirements. Click here to access and complete our NFM survey.

 

Links to articles about some NFM schemes in the region:

Tree planting project trialled to tackle floods

Natural flood management for Yorkshire Dales communities

Pickering leaky dams flood prevention scheme ‘a success’

Major natural flood management project underway in Yorkshire

 

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